UNC's search for its next University Ombuds has been updated. Applications are now due by February 22, 2018 (previously it was February 8) and the expected start date is June 4, 2018 (previously it was March 1). These changes should dispel any implication that the search is perfunctory and that an internal candidate has been pre-selected.
The search will replace Wayne Blair, who established the program in 2005. The position reports to the university chancellor and directs an office that serves over 40,000 students, staff, faculty, and administrators following IOA standards and practices. Applicants must have, "experience as an ombuds or in a related profession with and understanding of and experience in conflict resolution. An advanced degree is required. At least five years of experience is strongly preferred as is relevant administrative experience." Laurie Mesibov, Associate University Ombuds, and Victoria Dowd, Assistant University Ombuds and Program Specialist, comprise the rest of the office. (Careers at Carolina.)
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